Fantasia Barrino Doesn’t Want the Top Spot

In a recent interview Fanatsia revealed why she doesn’t want to be on top.

Here’s an excerpt of her interview with Broward Palm Beach:

Add Fantasia Barrino, better known simply as Fantasia, to that list. In the dozen or so years since winning American Idol — when Simon Cowell told her she was the best contestant the show had ever seen — she’s racked up a number one single, a platinum-selling debut album, a chart-topping followup, a Grammy nod for another single, roles on Broadway in The Color Purple and After Midnight, and sales of nearly 3 million albums in the U.S. alone. As if all of that weren’t enough — and damn, it sure ought to be — VH1 listed her as number 32 on its list “100 Greatest Women in Music.”

“You get so busy fighting for a position or a top spot. And that becomes miserable. I had that happen to me.”

“It feels really good, but to be honest, I try not to get caught up in all of it,” Fantasia insists. “When you get caught up in it, you forget the passion for the music. You get so busy fighting for a position or a top spot. And that becomes miserable. I had that happen to me. I was so busy trying to see… how many people would say my name and how many awards I could get that I was forgetting about my children, forgetting about my husband, forgetting about the things that make me happy. I was so busy waking up, going to sleep, waking up, going to sleep, trying to figure out how to get to a certain spot. That’s not a happy place. If I don’t receive another award, another Grammy, another nomination, if God doesn’t do anything else, he’s done enough for me already.”

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  1. I’ve always that she was under rated, I’m glad she doesn’t care tho everyone knows she has an amazing voice.

  2. Sounds kind of lazy to me. You can strive to be one of the best and still have a fulfilled life outside of your career. Plenty people do it. It’s called multitasking and being well rounded. ?

  3. Well this is a great mindset for her to have considering she’s fallen off. I’ll never pay to see her in concert again. Her first album was her best work.

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